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  1. Craft an analytical paper based on the reading. Focus on what you found to be the strongest elements that help you answer the questions below.



    Through Geraldo Pereira, the author presents the cultural and social politics behind the emergence of samba as Brazil’s “official” national musical genre. How were the social dynamics of Rio de Janeiro reflected in samba (particularly the figure of the “malandro”), even as it became culturally representative of all of Brazil? How did Geraldo Pereira’s experiences illustrate the new significance of samba music in the Estado Novo but also persistent inequalities and the lack of fundamental social change?



    Papers should be 1 1⁄2 to 2 pages in length, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, and typed in 11pt. or 12pt. font. Papers may not exceed 2 pages. The strongest essays will begin with a specific argument related to the topic and develop themes and specific, concrete examples that support and illustrate that thesis. Papers with quoted material and lacking footnotes will receive a ZERO. Footnotes should be formatted according to Chicago Style. 

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